Pete Monaghan was born in 1961. He is a second generation Irish contemporary artist working from studios in Aberystwyth and southern Germany.
He holds an MA in Fine Art from Aberystwyth University where he presently tutors on the Lifelong Learning Programme.
Grounded in a solid drawing technique he works in acrylics on wood panel using crayons, markers, collage and spray paint. His subject matter is mainly vernacular architecture and he often retains portions of each painting as drawn elements reflecting the fragility and temporality of the structures. He considers his work part representation, part visceral interpretation.
“My work always begins with sketching on location. Subsequently re-drawing in the studio in order to interpret and understand. Only when I have drawn sufficiently do I feel the freedom to splash and pour paint, enticing abstraction, entering into a dialogue of controlling and letting go.”www.petemonaghan.comwww.scragglylines.wordpress.com